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History of the Bristol Rovers v Cambridge United fixture

Cambridge U. face a trip to Bristol Rovers at Memorial Stadium on Saturday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The U's will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 9 and win only 2 of the 14 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2003, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a League Division Three match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 09 OctCambridge U.1 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 21 FebCambridge U.3 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 18 OctBristol Rvs.0 - 2Cambridge U.LGE2
2002/2003Sat 19 AprBristol Rvs.3 - 1Cambridge U.LGE2
2002/2003Sat 21 DecCambridge U.3 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2000/2001Sat 24 FebBristol Rvs.2 - 1Cambridge U.LGE1
2000/2001Sat 23 SepCambridge U.0 - 3Bristol Rvs.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Pirates in those games, with 6 conceded.

The away form of Cambridge U. is pretty dire, losing every single one of the last six matches played! While the U's have hit 5 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Bristol Rvs.'s 35 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Cambridge U. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 25 games have yielded only 17 points.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol Rvs.6141557
Cambridge U.60156141

FootyMad's prediction ...

U's are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Bristol Rvs.. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Cambridge U. Lost each of the previous 6 away matches.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 7 most recent games.